Nope. The modern Soyuz is based on the designs used for the failed Soviet moon program.so the Soyuz is similar to Gagarin capsule? is that why its so safe?
our kremlin correspondant will be here soon to inform us the problem was caused by the americans, simply because it's utterly impossible for the motherland to ever do or get anything wrong
Right on time.indeed, and even now, not one death
the retired NASA space shuttle pretty much guaranteed killing the entire crew on malfunctions, of which there was more than there should have been
8 posts and more than two hours after said "prediction" is apparently right on time?Right on time.
There is a capsule connected to the ISS. It can be used by the crew to return to earth. However, if they leave, the ISS will be uninhabited. Due to the nature of the beast, it needs lots of care and maintenance, so being left uninhabited is not ideal.are contingencies like this planned for? dont they have another soyuz connected to use for emergencies?
so they can return in case the iss gets hit by a meteor?
cant they retrofit a progress cargo ship for people to travel to the station in an emergency?
To be fair to the Space Shuttle, it attempted 135 launches, 134 being successful and attempted 134 re-entries, 133 being successful. Granted when it did go wrong it was disastrous.138 crewed missions in total, only two of which resulted in the deaths of people = 4 deaths in total:
EDIT: so that is 136 successful landings out of 138 launches
I'm on my phone, so can't post the link, but Scott Manley has a decent explanation regarding this.Soyuz failure probe narrows focus on collision at booster separation
Just to explain - the First stage has 4 Boosters (Marked in grey) that are bolted to the sides of the second stage. Once they are empty, they are pushed away from the second stage that then continues the flight to orbit.
3 of them seems to have separated the same way as every previous launch, but something went wrong with the 4th.